As Mother’s Day is approaching, I am naturally reminded of last Mother’s Day.
I want to thank reporter Teri Maddox and the Belleville News-Democrat for the beautiful feature story on my mother, Virginia Manring. Her 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s was coming to an end, but the day the BND was there for the pictures and interview, she was in good spirits and alert. She died just one month later.
With a heavy heart, I thank the BND for the most memorable Mother’s Day I will ever have. I will cherish that memory always.